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Reference # CDF104
Status Complete
Title Miss
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Address 1
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Town Barry
County Vale of Glamorgan
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Please read the Job Description carefully before providing information in this Section of the Application Form. Give details of your previous employment or experience which you think would help you to do this job BA Sociology- University of Shefield. 2002- 2005
Level 2 supporting teaching and learning.

Swedish Massage.

10 GCSES. 3 A levels.
What qualities do you think are important when working as a personal assistant with a disabled person? Caring, reliable, sensitive, patient, calm, flexible, has a good sense of humour, positive, trustworthy, friendly, kind. Can use initiative, hardworking. Assist with meals, , access the community, prompt medication, ensure client is feeling safe, secure , and happy. Partake in activities, go shopping, attend appointments, can do attitude, energy and passion. Strong communication skills and teamwork skills. Willing to learn.
How do you think you can contribute towards the needs and the independence of a disabled person? Recognise the person's basic needs of daily living. These include getting dressed, bathing, eating, toileting, paying the bills, cleaning, shopping, making telephone calls, etc. Is the person able to do these tasks on their own, or is the disability preventing them from doing so? Sit down with the person and discuss these things to show that you care.
•A good way to frame these questions is to say that you read that they are important and normal questions to check in on for all people in "situations such as yours" (referring to the person who is disabled).
•Another option, if you are uncomfortable asking such personal questions, is to set up an appointment with the family doctor, who has been trained to go over these questions in a professional and respectful way.

Ensure that the person with a disability has adequate support. If they are unable to complete any or all of the tasks of daily living , think about who I can put in place to be of assistance. Are you or other family members or friends able to help? Is a full-time caregiver needed?
•Note that ensuring the basic needs of daily living are accounted for and looked after is key to enhancing life for a person with a disability.
•It not only lifts one's spirits by alleviating stress that these things will be taken care of, but also helps someone living with a disability to feel supported and cared for by those around them as it shows that others have taken an interest in their well-being.

Demonstrate to them how much you care — is to stop by for regular visits. Life can be hectic with any number of personal commitments, but if you can take the time out of your busy schedule to stop by once a week, or even once a month (whatever you have time for), it can make a big difference to their mental and emotional wellbeing. Connection with other people is one of the most vital things in helping us to thrive as human beings!
•When you do visit, bring an excited energy to make the person feel wanted and appreciated.
•Also, make an effort to relate to them in the same way you did prior to the disability. This will show them that you see them as the same person, and that nothing has changed for you at the heart level as a result of the challenges they are facing with their body.
•This will boost their self-esteem and feelings of self-worth, because many people do not want to be viewed in a different light by their loved ones simply because of a physical disability or challenge.

In addition to home visits (or outings you may do with your loved one), encouraging them to get involved in community events can be a great way to meet new friends and also to feel engaged in life.
•Trying different activities may also help the person with a disability to find something they are passionate about, which can rekindle their sense of enthusiasm for life. Having a passion with other people outside of the home can do wonders for one's mental and emotional wellbeing (and note that mental health problems such as depression can be one of the greatest problems accompanying disability).

Inquire if they are interested in taking courses. Many people whose bodies are disabled are not held back at the level of the mind, so engaging in courses or programs that stimulate their brain — as well as the creative flow of ideas and new learning — can be very beneficial. Ask if the person is interested in enrolling in an internet course or a degree (perhaps even one that can be obtained "long-distance" via internet courses, if they are unable to transport themselves to a college or university).
What is it about PA work which appeals to you? Develop Good Interpersonal Skills - A good PA is unflappable under pressure.
•Develop Good Communication Skills - PA's need to be good verbal communicators with a pleasant, yet professional manner.
•Develop Good IT Skills - A good Personal Assistant is expected to have the following IT skills:
•Develop Good Internet Skills - PA's should also be internet savvy, as they may be required to do research or perform tasks .
What are your hobbies/interests? Running, meditation, art, cycling. reading.
Would you consider a casual position if you are unsuccessful with this job? Yes
Do you drive? Yes
Are you a vehicle owner? Yes
Do you smoke? No
Are you able to undertake training? Yes
What days/nights are you able to work, or prefer to work? Monday to Friday - days only
Are there any circumstances which would prevent you from providing cover or swapping a shift? No
Would you like to expand on the answers given above? Please use the box below. n/a
In what capacity do you know this person (should not be a family member)?
In what capacity do you know this person (should not be a family member)?
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975 * Within the nature of the work for which you are applying this position is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1975 (Exemptions Order). Applicants are therefore not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provisions of this Act. In the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal. Information given is confidential and will only be considered for the purposes of the application. If there is any such information you wish to provide? No
I agree that there is nothing which would prevent me from doing this job. Yes
The organisation will hold your data on file for twelve months after the end of the relevant recruitment process if you provide consent. The purpose of retaining your data with your consent is to allow you to apply easily for other jobs we may have available. At the end of the twelve months period you will be required to complete a new application form in order to remain on our system. You may withdraw your consent for us to hold your data at any time after the initial recruitment process is completed. I consent for my personal data to be held and agree that Dewis CIL may keep this application form on file for twelve months. It may be used for future prospective employers. I understand that you will contact me in due course should any such person make themselves known to you. Yes
I agree that the information I provide will be posted to the Dewis CIL PA noticeboard (all personal information will be withheld). Yes
What geographical area's are you able to cover? Cardiff, Barry
How many hours of work can you offer per week? 40
Last Update 2019-02-06 04:59:04